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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Jo Johnson MP in uncommon prayer request

Who is Jo Johnson, I thought. Sounds like a Safestyle double glazing salesman. The sort that have been banned from doorsteps. Then I found out he's the MP for Orpington and the brother of Boris. One thing that family is not shy about is talking.

He wants to end the daily practice of saying prayers in the House of Commons chamber because he claims it would improve the image of MPs among the public and save time. That's a rather weak claim. A bit like his brother's desire to put an airport on the Thames marshes and get daily bird strike. Johnson junior has little clue about the constitution. We have an established church. It weaves in and out of Parliament. Left to his own devices he may forget this notion. If it ever caught on it would help to unravel our way of life.

The Conservative Party was once likened to the Church of England and vice versa. Now the Tories have left the party to be festered with modernists creepily posing ideas that they think will ingratiate themselves with the public. Misguided, I'd say. The CofE is fast becoming a sect where doctrine is scribbled out on the back of an envelope. The Conservative Party is in danger of imitating Shakespeare's “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Is there any place for High Church High Tories anymore?

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1353386/Boris-Johnsons-MP-brother-Jo-says-prayers-scrapped-Commons.html#ixzz1D7u83FWl


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